Uehara (pectoral) told Japanese reporters that he expects to miss a month, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox bullpen continues to get bad news as Uehara will be out until mid-August, leaving them vulnerable in the ninth inning as Craig Kimbrel also remains out with a knee injury. Uehara will now focus on rehabbing his pectoral with hopes of returning for the homestretch of the season.
Uehara's MRI results confirmed that he strained a pectoral muscle and he remains without a timetable to return, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Now down two closers, the Red Sox are expected to turn to Brad Ziegler as the primary option until Craig Kimbrel returns from his knee injury. Uehara's timetable should materialize at some point during the rehab process, but it remains murky following the MRI.
Uehara (pectoral) will have an MRI and is without a timetable to return to the Red Sox's bullpen, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. In Uehara's absence, Brad Ziegler will step in as the team's primary closer, at least until Craig Kimbrel is ready to return from his knee injury. Once the results of Uehara's MRI become available, a timetable for his activation should become clearer.
Uehara (pectoral) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. Uehara will hit the DL after what has been a disappointing season thus far. The 41-year-old owns a 4.50 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 39 relief appearances, which is a huge setback when you consider he has never had an ERA above 2.86 as a reliever since 2010. The Red Sox will hope Uehara can get back to his old self once healthy and have called up Noe Ramirez to take his place for the time being.
Uehara left Tuesday's game after feeling something in his right pectoral muscle, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports. Manager John Farrell said he is uncertain how long Uehara will be out, and the team will likely conduct some tests Tuesday and Wednesday to evaluate their fill-in closer. In the meantime, Brad Ziegler figures to get the bulk of the save opportunities, as Craig Kimbrel (knee) won't return until sometime in August.